Memphis Grizzlies (14-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (13-13)
|Date & Time||Friday December 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 -- Over/Under: 217
The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 104 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 21.1 points and 6.5 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.4 points and 9.3 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Temple is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last six road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 118.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.9 points and 12.6 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.4 points and nine assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest, 20-9 ATS in their last 29 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New Orleans and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Grizzlies last 5 Friday games. The over is 36-16 in Pelicans last 52 home games.
The Memphis Grizzlies have cooled off quite a bit over the last week or so, and now they take to the road where they've struggled the most. The New Orleans Pelicans don't play well on the road at all, but they do shoot 49.2 percent from the field and are outscoring teams by 7.2 points at home this season. The Pelicans are averaging 123.3 points at home, something the Grizzlies aren't capable of keeping up with if we're being completely honest. In fact, the Pelicans beat the Grizzlies by 28 points in the last meeting. I'll eat the reasonable number with New Orleans.